Rivers of Babylon

Sara Manasseh is an ethnomusicologist, researcher and lecturer.

She has researched the musical traditions of the Jews of Iraq, in Bombay, Israel and the UK. Her doctoral dissertation (Goldsmiths, London) focused on Iraqi Jewish women in music performance during the 20th century, both in Iraq (pre 1950s) and subsequently in Israel.

She was born in Bombay – her family was originally from Baghdad, having settled in India during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Sara Manasseh